April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA89
Academic Journal
The article presents a study of vitamin D deficiency in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Vitamin D deficiency is very common in patients with ALD but frequently goes unrecognised. It occurs due to a number of factors including inadequate exposure to sunlight, lack of dietary support, and impaired absorption of vitamins due to cholestasis. It often presents with non-specific symptoms such as limb pains and backache, and remains a reason for poor mobilisation in many ALD patients. Despite being such a common problem, there are very few data about vitamin D deficiency in these patients.


Related Articles

  • Let the Sun Shine In.  // Natural Life;Jul/Aug2002, Issue 86, p27 

    Reports the risk of vitamin D insufficiency in people in northern latitudes. Possibility of fractures caused by osteoporosis due to lack of sunshine exposure; Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in a group of adults in Calgary, Alberta; Dosage of recommended vitamin D per day.

  • Sunlight and Vitamin D. Holick, Michael F. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Sep2002, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p733 

    Editorial. Discusses the clinical signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Health benefits to the cardiovascular system of sunlight and vitamin D; Exposure to sunlight to prevent vitamin D deficiency; Vitamin D dosage required to establish vitamin D sufficiency.

  • Bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to female circumcision. Davenport, Andrew // Kidney International;Dec2014, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p1274 

    The article presents a case study of a 45-year-old woman visiting from the Arabian Peninsula with lower back pain and thought to have mechanical back pain and vitamin D deficiency.

  • Too little sun?  // Consumer Reports on Health;Jul97, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p78 

    Reports that insufficient exposure to sunlight can lead to insufficient levels of vitamin D, which may be far more prevalent than previously believed. What research shows about the three most important risks, weakened bones, arthritis and cancer; Best time to expose the skin in the northern...

  • Vitamin D deficiency: beyond bone health. Brady, Veronica // Clinical Advisor;Sep2012, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p20 

    The article discusses the association between vitamin D deficiency and adverse health outcomes. A key factor in vitamin D deficiency is lack of exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is a primary factor in bone health, but it also plays a role in physiologic processes such as immunity, calcium...

  • Update on Vitamin D: What the Labels Mean. Zimmerman, Philip W. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;2000, Issue 80, p5 

    Provides an update on vitamin D. Effects of deficiency of the vitamin; Generation of vitamin D after exposure of the skin to sunlight; Inclusion of fish liver oils to commercial sources of the vitamin.

  • You need sun, even on the run. Peas, Gerald W. // New York Amsterdam News;6/30/2011, Vol. 102 Issue 26, p31 

    The article offers information on sunrays which play a major role in a man's attitude, disposition and health. It is believed that when the body is exposed to sunshine, the production of melatonin is greatly decreased which if produced in large quantities,will cause lethargy, fatigue,...

  • Health.  // India Today;3/18/2013, p39 

    The article discusses the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency with particular focus on India. Senior orthopedics consultant Doctor Hemant Sharma states that every other person in India has vitamin D deficiency. The factors contributing to the high rate of this condition among Indians include...

  • Relative contributions of diet and sunlight to vitamin D state in the elderly. Lawson, D.E.M.; Paul, Alison A.; Black, Alison E.; Cole, T.J.; Mandal, A.R.; Davie, M. // British Medical Journal;8/4/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6185, p303 

    Examines the benefits of diet and sunlight in the vitamin D state of elderly. Correlation between vitamin D state and osteomalacia; Use of ultraviolet light as a determinant of vitamin D state; Consideration of clinical conditions with regards to nutrients.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics